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Anyone who’s ever been to Freeport in the Bahamas will likely tell you that they didn’t enjoy it much. Honestly, if you don’t do an excursion, there’s very little for you to do there, but life is all about making the best out of all situations. I visited Freeport enough to be able to tell you that it’s possible to have a lot of fun there, even without dishing out a lot of money for an excursion.
If you’re traveling to Freeport on a cruise, don’t spend too much time in the area around the port. Browse the shops if you’d like. Get a drink at Fat Tuesday or Señor Frog’s. Maybe even get a meal and enjoy the live music that always seems to be happening. Other than that, I suggest getting away from the port. If you primarily want a good beach day, I highly recommend visiting Taino Beach, but if you’re looking to do some shopping, have a nice meal and enjoy a few adult beverages before going to the beach, you’ll definitely want to check out Port Lucaya.
If you want to get anywhere in Freeport, you’ll have to take a pretty long cab ride, and Port Lucaya is no exception to this. Expect to be sitting in a cramped cab for a good thirty minutes. Make it fun by getting to know your fellow passengers. If I was sitting in or near the front, I liked to talk to the cab driver about life in the Bahamas and suggestions for more things to do on my next to the port. There’s always a new friend to meet in the Bahamas.
Port Lucaya is full of a number of shops, including some similar to the ones closer to port. You can get all of your Bahamian souvenirs, colorful clothing, jewelry, frames and lots of homemade paraphernalia. In addition to all of the souvenir shops, you’ll find several recognizable brands, including Pandora, Harley Davidson and John Bull, and many other stores as well.
There are lots of restaurants to enjoy in Port Lucaya ranging from authentic Bahamian cuisine, Latin fusion, Cajun, Greek and so much more. Plus, don’t miss out on the several bars and stands located throughout. And don’t leave without going to Island Yogurt. If you’re a fan of frozen yogurt, Island Yogurt is the only place in the Bahamas that I found served some good ole froyo.
In addition to shopping, eating and drinking, there are many things to enjoy right outside of Port Lucaya. Right across the street, there’s free access to the beach! If you’re wanting to get a little more adventurous, you can visit UNEXSO where you can go snorkeling, go scuba diving, swim with sharks or dive with dolphins.
I’m telling you, if you visit Port Lucaya, it’s nearly impossible to be bored. There’s a little somethin’ somethin’ for everyone.
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